Virginia Living Museum to host Halloween ‘night of the living’

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Visitors will have the chance to meet fierce and not-so-fierce Halloween critters at the Virginia Living Museum’s Night of the Living Museum (Courtesy VLM)
Visitors will have the chance to meet fierce and not-so-fierce Halloween critters at the Virginia Living Museum’s Night of the Living Museum (Courtesy VLM)

For families looking to experience the less spooky aspects of Halloween, the Virginia Living Museum is offering an alternative to ghouls, goblins and gore.

According to a press release from the museum, the 17th annual Night of the Living Museum will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. The VLM invites guests of all ages to dress as their favorite animal or character for a Halloween celebration that is meant to include — and not scare — young children.

Attendees will be treated to pumpkin carvings, live animal shows, myth busters and trail walks. Children will be able to trick-or-treat, play Halloween games, make arts and crafts and visit tooth fairyland, pirate cove and a magical cave.

Condensed showings of the laser show “Fright Light” will be held at 5, 5:45, 6:30, and 7:15 p.m. and will feature music from bands such as The Who, Black Sabbath and more. Guests can grab a bite to eat at the Wild Side Café and the Wild Things Museum Store, both of which will be open all evening.

Night of the Living Museum tickets are $10 per person for VLM members and $13 non-members. Children ages 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult and children ages two and under will be admitted for free.

For more information, call (757) 595-1900 or visit thevlm.org.